How to Keep Habits Going During Travel

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Keeping up with habits can be difficult when you’re traveling, because all of your normal triggers are gone. I’m in the middle of a long stretch of travel (2 trips, traveling 19 out of 23 days) and I’ve been doing a lot of experimenting with habits while traveling.Let’s take two quick examples: Exercise. Let’s say […]

YOU Are the Greatest Gift to Give!

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We can’t give another what we do not have. How we feel and what we think about our self limits what we give to others in our lives and the people we love. I just celebrated my 39th birthday and the older I get, the more I recognize that how powerful I am in my […]

Why We Overplan: Letting Go Of Overplanning in Real Life

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‘A good traveler has no fixed plans, and is not intent on arriving.’ ~Lao Tzu There is something about my mind, and many people’s minds, that is overly optimistic. We think we can do so much each day, and so we overplan. We fill our plans with so much, confident we can do it all, […]

Florida in Photos!

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Last week I went to Florida! Turns out I could have stayed at home, considering the weather was the same, if not hotter, in Michigan than in Florida when I was gone! Crazy! Here’s my trip in picture form (click on the picture to see it bigger…)

Looking Ahead With Lauren: Beating The Dreaded “Unmotivation”

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Oh motivation, how easy you are to lose. That’s what I’ve been thinking about this past weekend. After enjoying some time off in Florida, the motivation to work out that I had finally obtained is quickly leaving once again. I had my workout clothes and running shoes in my bags, packed and ready to go, […]

Looking Ahead with Lauren: Looking Forward To…

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What are you most looking forward to right now? For me, it is finally going on vacation! While this Michigan winter hasn’t been too bad, the wind has been cold and I really miss being outdoors. This week, I’ll be in Florida! I haven’t been on a plane or been to Florida since I was […]

Go On A Pet Friendly Vacation!

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Going on vacation this summer? Maybe you’re going toward the southeastern part of our country, which so many of us do in the summertime. If you live in Washington D.C., this is a one hour no brainer. The village of Flint Hill is one of five villages in a beautiful, tranquil county called Rappahannock, located […]

Taking Care Of Ourselves And Each Other Just Feels Good

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“What does it feel like when you’re dancing?” “Don’t know. Sorta feels good. Sorta stiff and that, but once I get going… then I like, forget everything. And… sorta disappear. Sorta disappear. Like I feel a change in my whole body. And I’ve got this fire in my body. I’m just there. Flyin’ like a […]

Greener By The Minute: Be A “Green” Traveler

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We all know we need to make sustainability part of our lifestyles, and vacations are no exception. Trouble is, aren’t vacations meant to be more fun than that? Aren’t they supposed to be a chance to escape from the problems of the world and enjoy life? But you can do both. We are always told […]

All Michigan, All The Time…

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Do you love Michigan? Perhaps you’re sick of the weather here but are always looking for new websites, events in your area, photos or news from your state. Then you should check out Absolute Michigan! Absolute Michigan is “All Michigan, All the Time” – a collection of links, features, news and information about the state […]